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June 17, 2022

PARTNERS

Coral Rivera

Bestie

 

Thursday, 6:03pm

Tonight’s the night.

 

6:05pm

I’m well aware. If you don’t tell me about it the moment it’s over, I think I’ll combust.

 

6:06pm

I promise, as soon as I get home, I will tell you all the juicy details.

 

6:09pm

Please, don’t necessarily use that adjective.

 

6:09pm

LOL, perhaps not every detail then.

 

6:10pm

…You’ll use protection, right?

 

6:11pm

I’m not stupid, you know.

 

6:12pm

I mean, there was that time in Florida…

 

6:13pm

Must you bring that up every time?

 

6:15pm

As long as it counts, sweetie.

 

6:16pm

:: grumble:: I’ll text you soon, I promise.

 

 

10:32pm

Oh, it was wonderful.

 

10:35pm

Finally!!! Really?? Where did you do it?

 

10:40pm

Well we were in the park anyway, so…a quiet spot between the trees and under the stars. The air was cool, and all you could hear were the frogs singing, and it was…just beautiful.

 

10:43pm

Do you feel okay? Was there any…pain?

 

10:44pm

A little bit, but it felt so good afterwards. My god, he was…perfect.

 

10:45pm

Well, now I’m starting to get a little jealous LOL

 

10:46pm

I need to go shower BRB

 

 

Saturday, 10:02AM

So much for BRB. You fell asleep again, didn’t you? Any calls?

 

10:03am

Not a one.

 

10:05am

Are you okay? Do you need me to come over?

 

10:08am

I’ll be fine. I just need to distract myself. Do you have any dates coming up?

 

10:10am

No, all quiet here. Though there is one guy I’ve had my eye on.

 

10:23am

👀oh really????

 

10:31am

😏 oh yes, a total babe and he

knows it. We’ll see what happens.

I’m not as lucky as you, 

you know.

 

10:52am

It was just the one time.

 

10:53am

We were messy then. I should have been more careful. It shouldn’t have happened.

 

11:02am

Babe…don’t wreck yourself over it. It was a long time ago.

 

11:05am

🙄

11:10am

Your next one will be so good!!

 

11:16am

Sometimes, I envy your optimism. Sometimes, I want to hurl it out the window. Now would be one of those latter times.

 

11:19am

Hey. We’re in this crazy journey together, just like we promised. I’m not going to leave you behind.

 

11:21am

You can’t promise that. Men have distracted us before. It’s only natural.

 

11:23am

You are bigger than any man. We are bigger than that.

 

11:36am

…if you say so.

 

11:39am

Pinky promise.

 

11:40am

Don’t break out the pinkies unless it’s something you can commit to.

 

11:42am

/holds up pinky finger/

 

11:43am

/warily puts out own pinky finger/ it’s a good thing you’re adorable.

 

11:44am

I love you.

 

11:45am

I love you, too.

 

 

Tuesday, 2:03am

Hi. I can’t sleep.

 

2:04am

Nightmares again?

 

2:04am

Yeah.

 

2:05am

Any calls?

 

2:06am

No.

 

2:07am

Do you need me to come over?

 

2:07am

No. I’m just going to watch the news channel until I fall asleep. Something about Anthony Flannagan’s voice just soothes me.

 

2:08am

You are attracted to the most random dudes, I swear.

 

2:09am

It’s comforting!

 

2:10am

It’s basic. You are a basic bitch.

 

2:11am

I resent that! Just because I like a pumpkin spice latte every once in a while…don’t hate. 😂

 

2:12am

Well at least I made you laugh. Will you go to sleep now?

 

2:13am

Maybe. We’ll see if Anthony has anything interesting to say.

 

 

Sunday, 3:16pm

I GOT A CALL.

 

3:16pm

!!!!!!!!!!

 

3:17pm

I don’t know what to do. It’s been almost a couple weeks at this point.

 

3:19pm

You’ve been through this before, just act calm and collected.

 

3:21pm

What if…?

 

3:22pm

You’ll be fine, you got this. It won’t be like Florida.

 

3:23pm

Right. Not like Florida.

 

3:28pm

You protected yourself, didn’t you?

 

3:34pm

Of course, I did!

 

3:38pm

No cameras?

 

3:39pm

Not that I’m aware of.

 

3:40pm

Did he grab you? Hurt you?

 

3:41pm

No, he was surprisingly…gentle. A shame really, almost made me change my mind.

 

3:43pm

Well, you didn’t. Do you think you’ll get another call?

 

3:45pm

I…don’t know.

 

3:50pm

You know I’m here for you, right? Regardless of what happens.

 

3:52pm

Do you think…?

 

3:53pm

Don’t ask questions you don’t want the answer to.

 

3:55pm

Do you think they’ll find him?

 

3:56pm

Goddammit, no. Not if you were careful.

 

3:57pm

I don’t want Florida, I don’t want to have to start all over again.

 

3:58pm

It won’t, I promise. We learned from our mistakes. What’s our motto?

 

4:02pm

Men are assholes.

 

4:07pm

Well, yes, but I meant the other one.

 

4:08pm

All’s fair in love and blood.

 

4:09pm

And that’s why we only go for the bad ones.

 

4:10pm

They’re never missed.

 

4:11pm

They’re /never/ missed.

 

4:12pm

Okay…I needed that. Thank you.

 

4:13pm

What are friends for?

 

 

Coral Rivera is a Puerto Rican fiction author currently residing in Oklahoma. She has two published novels and specializes in genre-bending adult fiction, usually with dark, mysterious twists. She was raised between the island and Orlando, Florida and incorporates the magic of her culture in all of her works. She is currently working on the sequel to her most recent novel, a collab project about witches, and a paranormal-adventure-romance based in 1960's Puerto Rico. You can find her @: www.coralrivera.com.